Independent Schools – Doing it their way

Challenging academics, competitive credentials and a solid grounding for post-secondary futures may be the hallmark of independent schools, but ask anyone in a pleated uniform and they’ll tell you it’s not just about book smarts. Nor is it just the small classes or top-of-the-line facilities, either. B.C.’s independent schools are appealing to a holistic view of education, prioritizing extracurricular and co-curricular programs – from IT programming and Mandarin to cooking and model United Nations – that graduate well-rounded students.